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US President calls for AI prioritization

US President Donald Trump has expressed the need to invest in Artificial Intelligence and dedicate more pertinent resources and research in the framework of the American AI initiative under which, the administration will call upon government agencies to prioritize AI investments in R&D, increase access to federal data and models and train employees on AI-related skills.

Trump called investment in cutting-edge industries a “necessity” and said he will work with lawmakers to deliver new and important infrastructure investment. The AI initiative aims to undertake a better reporting and tracking of spending on AI research and development.

“AI is something that touches every aspect of people’s lives,” a senior administration official said. “What this initiative attempts to do is to bring all those together under one umbrella and show the promise of this technology for the American people”.

US President is set to sign an executive order asking federal government agencies to prioritize Artificial Intelligence and promote R&D and training in order to make sure the US keeps its research and development advantage in AI and related areas, such as advanced manufacturing and quantum computing.